I normally shoot 8-10 rounds of skeet per week. To prevent beating the tar out of my LC Smiths, I bought a Rizinni O/U clays gun. I still take my SxS's out to the club and shoot skeet with one them about once a month. I haven't noticed any change in scores when I switch between the two. My personal favorite skeet SxS is a 1907 Pigeon Grade Smith. I have two sets of barrels for it. One set is Damascus, 28" and choked cylinder and Improved cylinder. I've heard everything from the "barrels block the birds" to "Damascus will blow apart". Funny thing is neither of that has ever happened. When I miss a bird, I could clearly see it. Jus didn't hit it.